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Comment: Re:Adult? (Score 0) 285

by Murasaki Skies (#49124673) Attached to: Google Knocks Explicit Adult Content On Blogger From Public View

The reason one would specify having a red apple is because it could be a color other than red (other people may have green apples, or brown apples if they're rotten, or whatever). A wife may similarly be other than beautiful (other people may have non-beautiful wives, or ugly wives, or whatever), and children may similarly be other than wonderful (other people may have non-wonderful children, or rotten children, or whatever). Adding the adjectives thus adds the same sort of value that adding the adjective red to apple does. Clearly when someone adds an adjective in this sense they are merely giving you more information than otherwise, for whatever reason. For beautiful wives and wonderful children there is likely pride, status, or whatever that they wish to convey alongside the mere existence of such entities. The existence of similar entities to which the given adjectives may not apply can give value to using the given adjectives.

Comment: Re:give me your bank info (Score 0) 285

That in fact won't and can't happen because there's no motivation for it to happen. There is no "free will" available to make that decision, and there is no actual will, either, so it is impossible. If you disagree then I suppose you think you can saw your arm off for no reason via "free will". Which in fact won't and can't happen because you had no reason to do so. If you had a sufficient reason then it not happening would be impossible instead. Whatever decisions are made, causality and acausality both exclude actual choice, as the root cause is never controlled, and even if it was there would simply be a time loop that would force itself to occur, giving no extra "freedom". "Free will" is undefined, unexplained magic, and thus of no scientific meaning.

Comment: Re:It doesn't take that many people to make the st (Score 0) 674

This isn't a criticism of you, as you obviously linked for the purpose of the "real" (I'm sure the "real" data is also massaged, but less so than the forecasts) data in your link, but I love how full of shit those projections are. +3.1m jobs 2002-2012, +15.6m 2012-2022? Hahahaha. Goods-producing, excluding agriculture: -4.1m/+1.2m (somehow it will take more humans to produce goods than before!); Services-providing: +7.5m/+14.1m (of course services won't be made more efficient and automated; we will need far more humans than before!), Nonagriculture self-employed and unpaid family worker: -0.2/+0.5m (perhaps they have a non-fantasy/non-biased reason for this one, as it's nearly meaningless to the overall numbers). Only agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting admits that trends are likely to accelerate, giving -0.1m/-0.2m. I assume this is because nobody has those jobs anyway, so they couldn't pretend to forecast a large enough gain to really affect their overall numbers.

Comment: Re:NSA (Score 0) 267

Well, the GP said to follow one's conscience. So we can compare following one's conscience to following laws 100% made for the rich and powerful. Essentially choosing between supporting personal ethics and supporting the unfairness and corruption of scum who would take your organs whenever they felt like it and make you constantly buy air to stay alive if they could.

Comment: Taken (Score 0) 480

I know who you are. I know what you want. You are looking for credit for my work, and I can tell you I won't give it to you. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my code go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

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